Archive for 2010

Archive pour 2010

Pope gets gloves from WCC leader to warm relations

The head of the World Council of Churches in his first official meeting with Pope Benedict XVI has said he wants to strengthen cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church, especially in the Middle East.
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Posted: December 6, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1784
Categories: ENI
Transmis : 6 décembre 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1784
Catégorie : ENI


PCUSA initiates formal dialogue with Adventists

After several years of informal talks, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Seventh-day Adventist Church held their first formal dialogue in late-October in Chicago.
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Posted: December 9, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1782
Categories: News
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Catégorie : News


Lutheran president, Munib Younan, seeks eucharistic accord with Pope

The president of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Munib Younan has said before meeting Pope Benedict XVI that their churches should issue a common statement on Holy Communion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that Martin Luther began in 1517.

“Our [the Lutheran federation’s] intention is to arrive at 2017 with a common Roman Catholic-Lutheran declaration on eucharistic hospitality,” Younan told the Italian Protestant news agency NEV the day before his audience with the Pope Dec. 16.
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Posted: December 15, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1783
Categories: ENIIn this article: Lutheran
Transmis : 15 décembre 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1783
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Lutheran


Dutch synod looks to mend historic Protestant splits

A gathering to improve relations between the many Protestant denominations in the Netherlands recently took place on the site of an earlier historic synod, though any idea of complete church unity taking place was said to smack of “an unrealistic utopia.” About 700 Christians from 50 Prot­estant churches attended what was billed as a “national synod” December 10-11 in the main church in the town of Dor­drecht.
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Posted: December 16, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1787
Categories: ENI
Transmis : 16 décembre 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=1787
Catégorie : ENI


The Green Church

Last year, Green Church was a humble project run by a committee linking inspiration and environmental action together. Since September 2010, Green Church is now a national program offered by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism in both English and French. We redesigned the logo with a green maple leaf and a cross to reflect the mission of the program
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Posted: December 17, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2197 Transmis : 17 décembre 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=2197


Building blocks to Christian fellowship

According to Pastor Harry Strauss, the Saskatoon Evangelical Ministers Fellowship (SEMF) intention is to build up fellowship among its members and within the wider community.

Strauss is an associate pastor at Forest Grove Community Church and chair of SEMF which is an association and fellowship of pastors and leaders from about 40 evangelical churches in the city. It also includes representatives from a dozen or so para-church organizations like Youth for Christ, Power to Change, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Christian Counselling Services.

SEMF has been operating for many years as an organization that sees its membership constantly changing.

“The heart of our mission is to foster a spirit of unity among Christian ministers and ministries in the city,” Strauss says.

The group meets monthly, and in recent years has become involved in a number of interesting initiatives.
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Posted: December 24, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6214
Categories: Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelicals, Saskatoon
Transmis : 24 décembre 2010 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6214
Catégorie : Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelicals, Saskatoon